It’s a volatile time for businesses, not helped by the fact that many have had to close their commercial premises due to lockdown restrictions.
With staff members furloughed or working from home, many buildings are sitting empty – putting them at risk of intrusion. On top of this, there are fewer people out and about, making it easy for burglars to break in unobserved.
If you need to keep your commercial premises safe from theft or damage, you probably need to introduce extra security measures to target any existing vulnerabilities.
One of the simplest ways to protect items of financial and sentimental value is to invest in a home safe.
If you have the misfortune to be burgled, your first step should be to phone the police to report the crime. Obviously do not enter a property if you think an intruder could still be inside.
The faster you report a crime, the more likely it is that the perpetrator will be caught, and your goods recovered.
The pleasure of owning a period property is being able to enjoy the character and charm of another era.
But a period property can also present a challenge in terms of security if you’re restricted on how you can modernise your home. But there are ways of protecting your house without compromising its appearance.
It’s easy just to focus on the kitchen when you install childproof locks. But to ensure the safety of your children you should do a thorough assessment of the whole house and look at both doors, windows and cabinets.
Yes there is a chance that if a key is stuck in a lock, it can be removed without damaging the lock. It is however advisable to ask a skilled locksmith to remove it as he will have the right tools for the job, so minimising any damage. It is more costly to replace a damaged lock than to call out a locksmith just to remove a key that is stuck in the lock.